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Supreme Court finds Griswold due process rights violated

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a comment from Frank Griswold sent in an email that he clarified he had intended for… Continue reading

 

David Lewis, a former member of the Homer City Council, makes his final remarks during his last meeting as a council member Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in Cowles Council Chambers in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lewis takes second try at Homer mayor

Veteran Homer City Council member David Lewis will take another run for Homer City Mayor this election. In 2016, Lewis, then a council member, lost… Continue reading

 

Ashley Camp from Vancouver, British Columbia, poses on July 29 with her 221.4 pound and 76-inch halibut caught while fishing with Midnight Sun Charters and Captain Brian Nollar on the Belle Ile. Camp is the 2018 winner of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. (Photo provided)

Camp wins halibut derby

With the end of the 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby on Saturday, Ashley Camp of Vancouver, British Columbia, held her lead to win the derby.… Continue reading

 

Homer area residents listen to the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Residents talk Kachemak Selo school at assembly

While no major action was taken at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, held in Homer, community members still had a lot to say. Assembly… Continue reading

Homer area residents listen to the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Borough elections 2018: What you need to know

In between the August primary election and the November general election, Homer and borough residents have the opportunity to elect new leadership on Oct. 2.… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Castner running for mayor to promote unity

Although Ken Castner has served on numerous city commissions, committees and task forces, his run for Homer Mayor marks the first time he’s actually been… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police arrest Homer area thief on new counts

A man charged last month with burglary and vehicle theft faces new charges following his arrest on Sept. 11 in Homer. In charging documents, Homer… Continue reading

Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

The Anchor River Bridge, or Bridge No. 910, will be closed starting next Monday for repairs to the bridge abutment. In a press release, the… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

David Lewis, Ken Caster III debate at mayoral forum

The two candidates vying to become Homer’s new mayor fielded questions about their platforms and views Tuesday during a forum hosted at Alice’s Champagne Palace… Continue reading

Ken Castner III answers a question at a city council and mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. Castner is running for Homer mayor. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council write-in campaign falters after eligibility issue

A brief Homer City Council write-in campaign that started last week ended Monday after the candidate, Connor Schmidt, discovered he had not changed his voter… Continue reading

Area residents listen to Lydia Olympic, who worked with The Wilderness Society as a tribal advocate, as she gives a short speech Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice rally and march at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. The local event, which ended in a march down to Mariner Park, was part of a larger movement of rallies held nationally on Sept. 8. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Area residents listen to Lydia Olympic, who worked with The Wilderness Society as a tribal advocate, as she gives a short speech Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice rally and march at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. The local event, which ended in a march down to Mariner Park, was part of a larger movement of rallies held nationally on Sept. 8. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                The 39-year-old current Homer Police Station at its location on upper Heath Street near Homer High School and above the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. At its Sept. 10 Homer City Council worksession, council members discussed what to do with the old building when the new station is built in 2020.

Council considers options for old police station

With plans proceeding to build a new Homer Police station at the corner of Heath Street and Grubstake Avenue, the Homer City Council at a… Continue reading

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                                The 39-year-old current Homer Police Station at its location on upper Heath Street near Homer High School and above the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. At its Sept. 10 Homer City Council worksession, council members discussed what to do with the old building when the new station is built in 2020.

Chamber cancels candidate forums after GOP objects to venue; Seaton to hold own forum instead

A District 31 State Representative candidate event will happen Sept. 25 at Alice’s Champagne Palace — but it will only be for candidate and incumbent… Continue reading

Deb Lowney leads a group of Paul Banks Elementary students along a recently-completed trail at Karen Hornaday Park on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The kids volunteered to transplant pine trees from a nearby street to the trails to help diversify the plant life in the park. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lowney withdraws from council race

Homer City Council candidate Deb Lowney announced Wednesday that she no longer intends to run for one of two open seats on the council and… Continue reading

Deb Lowney leads a group of Paul Banks Elementary students along a recently-completed trail at Karen Hornaday Park on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. The kids volunteered to transplant pine trees from a nearby street to the trails to help diversify the plant life in the park. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Borough reps answer community questions ahead of bond vote for Kachemak Selo

It’s a problem that’s been slowly growing for decades. It’s a problem that’s not going to be cheap to solve. And it’s a problem the… Continue reading

One of the two buildings used to teach elementary school children in Kachemak Selo sits on the outer edge of the village Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in the village at the head of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

HPD Officer Stading dies after illness

Homer Police Officer Edward Stading died Sept. 3, 2018, after an illness, according to his a web page set up by family members. Stading was… Continue reading

Sarah Vance, who is running for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, rides in the back of a truck during this year’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Several political figures and candidates had floats in this year’s parade. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Vance wins GOP primary for District 31 representative

In official election results released on Tuesday, Homer resident and District 31 Alaska House of Representatives candidate Sarah Vance has won the Republican Party nomination.… Continue reading

Sarah Vance, who is running for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, rides in the back of a truck during this year’s Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Several political figures and candidates had floats in this year’s parade. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Several wooden boats rest on display Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Several wooden boats rest on display Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police bust two in car thefts

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the circumstances regarding witnesses who had knowledge of a stolen Dodge truck and were involved in… Continue reading

Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)
Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival is this weekend

The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society holds its 26th annual festival from Thursday to Sunday in Homer. The highlight of the festival will be the… Continue reading

Jenya Anichenko waves as her daughter Tatiana Rogers rows a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)